This is a lidded carafe from a set of monmouth'western' pottery pieces i have. I'm not sure if its the'plainsman' or'mojave' pattern; information is conflicting. It has a caramel colored glaze with dark speckles and is from the early 1970's. It has a wonderfully smooth surface and is marked on the bottom with a maple leaf and usa. Its in excellent condition and has its stopper/lid.
Its a gorgeous 12" tall and 6" width at the bottom. The western monmouth pottery company began in 1894 and was located in monmouth, illinois.
They produced useful items like butter churns, crocks and jars. Their pieces were marked with a maple leaf & business name. Over the years the number of plants decreased due to fire and lack of financial viability.
After 1956, only plant #2 in monmouth, il continued production. Western stoneware company ceased operations of it's last facility in 1985 & again in 2006 due to it's inability to compete with asian ceramics. Old & antique pottery forum. Thanks for looking through vintage pottery.